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Can you be from two different tribes?

Can you be from two different tribes?

Question   Gramps, My blessing says I am from the tribe of a Ephraim and carry the blood of Manasseh. What does that mean? Can you be of both tribes? Chrissan   Answer   Hello Chrissan, Thank you for your question, and it is a great question. In my...

Did God create everything in our physical universe?

Did God create everything in our physical universe?

Question   Gramps, Did God create everything and every last planet/star in our physical universe? Were there other galaxies that we could potentially travel too that were created by other Gods besides Elohim/Jehovah? What does the church believe on this issue?...

Who has seen a vision of outer darkness?

Who has seen a vision of outer darkness?

Question   Hey Gramps, In D&C 76:47 we read that the Lord has shown a vision of outer darkness "unto many". Is there any record of those who may have seen this vision? Highway89   Answer   Dear Highway89, This is  a good question, but, one that I am...

Where was Mary and Joseph when Jesus died?

Where was Mary and Joseph when Jesus died?

Question   Hey Gramps, Is there any record of where Mary and Joseph were when Jesus died and was resurrected? Highway89   Answer   Dear Highway89, This is a great question. According to the main page of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,...

What is the relationship of Salome to Christ and his mother Mary?

What is the relationship of Salome to Christ and his mother Mary?

Question   Gramps, I read in the New Testament Student institute manual:  "Tradition indicates that John may have been Jesus’s first cousin. This tradition also indicates that Salome, who is mentioned in Mark 16:1, was the sister of Jesus’s mother, Mary, and the...

What is the difference between a testimony and a talk?

What is the difference between a testimony and a talk?

Question   Gramps, There are times that some members changed this, if it is testimony Sunday they talk like a speaker, but if we call them as a speaker they didn't accept it. What is the difference between a testimony and speaker? John   Answer   John,...

Does the Book of Mormon mention Christopher Columbus?

Does the Book of Mormon mention Christopher Columbus?

Question   Gramps, Did the Nephites or Lamanites ever meet Christopher Columbus.  Is he mentioned in the Book of Mormon? Kayla   Answer   Kayla, Thank you so much for your question.  With our study of the  Book of Mormon this year it's a timely...

Why can’t we drink alcohol?

Why can’t we drink alcohol?

Question   Dear Gramps, I have always had this question. But nobody has been able to help me with it.  Why cant we drink alcohol? Ava   Answer   Dear Ava, Heavenly Father loves His children and often the commandments He gives us are to protect us from...

Was the forbidden fruit really an apple?

Was the forbidden fruit really an apple?

Question   Gramps, Was the forbidden fruit really an apple? Dallas   Answer   Dallas, In reality, we do not know what type of fruit the forbidden fruit was.  Could it have been an apple?  Perhaps, just as it could have been any other fruit, including...

How can a member of the Church be so unethical?

How can a member of the Church be so unethical?

Question   Hello, I hope you may be able to answer my question. I am not Mormon. However, a fellow doctor in the same industry tried to "steal" my staff". He befriended my staff &  I, took us to dinner, then offered each them more $ and other benefits  (but...

Is the Church resistant to change in the public’s eye?

Is the Church resistant to change in the public’s eye?

Question   Gramps, With the United States going through cultural change such as women's rights, abortion, and LBTGQ issues, are we Mormons resistant to change in the public's eye? It just always seems like we're one step behind in these issues. Daniel  ...

Can Priesthood blessings be given to deceased persons?

Can Priesthood blessings be given to deceased persons?

Question   Hi Gramps, Can priesthood blessings be given to deceased persons?  Thank you. Charles   Answer   Charles, In order to more accurately answer your question let's review blessings that result from the authorized use of the priesthood. In the...

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